A sign of things to come

“Kubo and the Two Strings,” the latest visual feast served up by Laika, is a blend of action and emotion set in a fantasy world of the Far East. Told through stunning backdrops and fanciful stop-motion animation, the film looks at Kubo, a young boy who survives on the stories he tells to those living in a small seaside town. Laika has not completely emerged from the shadow of the giants of animation, but each film from the company shows that its own shadow is growing.

Rick Bentley, Fresno Bee